The i-gogs Eyewear Edge: Value-Added Protection & Performance in Every Pair
Most consumers evaluate sunglass and reading glasses frames when considering purchasing a pair. Frame style is important. But performance and protection begin with the lens. At i-gogs we are passionate about lenses, frames, fit, materials and style in every pair of sunglasses, reading glasses, goggles, etc. As a result we are pleased to share our perspective on our technology with you right here!
Advances in lens technologies have resulted in sunglass lenses in a wide range of colors, styles, designs, materials and treatments specifically designed to enhance the wearer’s performance in a variety of sports and other activities.
While most sun lenses are loaded with technical features, an end-use based explanation of sun lens benefits is perfect for selecting the right pair of i-gogs for your needs
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Polarization is imperative for water sports. Polarized lenses serve a purpose in every outdoor activity but are most appreciated on the water.
Reflected glare reduces visual acuity and depth perception. Polarization eliminates nearly all of the reflected surface glare allowing wearers to see through the glare and into the water. When the sun reflects off the surface of the water, its brightness is magnified - creating intense glare. The filters in i-gogs Polarized lenses block these horizontal light waves, reducing glare and the eyestrain that results.
Polarized sunglasses also offer the important benefit of protecting eyes from ultraviolet (UV) rays. i-gogs Polarized sunglasses are made with TAC Polarized Lens technology. Triacetate Cellulose or TAC Polarized Lens is a new lens technology formulated for superior visual and polarization clarity. They are hard coated to resist scratching and block out 99% of all harmful UV rays up to 400 nanometers. These lens are very lightweight and highly impact resistant.
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Snow sports like snowboarding, skiing and snowshoeing have broadened the demand for lenses performing under the demanding conditions of intense sun and the resulting glare off the snow.
Both sky and snow produce blue light. Short wavelength blue light which is likely to focus in front of the retina reducing the precision of distance vision and causing objects to appear blurred. The weakening of blue light through i-gogs lenses increases contrast and adds brightness to what is being viewed. Comfort is achieved in bright sun, flat light and haze. Using brown and amber tints most often, the snow sport enthusiasts have a better view of the changing contours and textures of the surface.
Reflected glare is also a problem on snow. Polarized lenses may be appropriate for the recreational skier/boarder, but as polarized lenses eliminate almost all reflected glare, they might be less desirable for more extreme conditions. Ice patches become virtually invisible with polarized lenses. An alternative is mirror coating. Mirrors limit glare without eliminating it, offering the contrasts needed. Mirrors also add to the overall absorption of the lens. The denser the mirror coat, the more the absorption.
When selecting eyewear for winter sports, skiers or boarders may opt for a goggle. Goggles to be worn for skiing or snowboarding should have anti-fog polycarbonate lenses. Double lenses and an anti-fog coating on the inner lens help to keep goggles from fogging up. A fog will appear on the inner lens of a goggle when the warm air of your breath connects with the cold temperature of the lens. Protection is also important to consider when selecting a pair of goggles. Polycarbonate lenses provide great eye protection as this material is impact-resistant.
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Shooting sports also require high contrast lenses. As hunting is often done early in the morning or during the limited light situations found in autumn and winter, most useful would be a yellow lens. It lights up the viewing area along with providing the contrast. Yellow or amber tints are preferred by sporting clays, trap and skeet shooters as well as for general target shooting. An anti-reflective coating on both sides of the shooter's lenses will maximize the transmission of light.
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Keeping track of the tee shot is aided by polarization and weakening some blue light. When blue light is reduced, both the sky and the grass are muted, making the ball more obvious. Polarization will remove the glare from the surroundings.
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Personal preferences drive lens color decisions but each color performs differently in various light conditions.
Smoke – Versatile and a good choice for all-weather use. This tint is effective at blocking glare without changing color perception
Amber – Improves both contrast and depth perception in low light. Amber is especially good at blocking the blue light commonly found in diffused light like you’ll see on a cloudy day
Yellow or Orange - Improves contrast and sharpness. Lenses in these hues block haze and blue light and enhance the orange color of the target – desirable in trap shooting
G15 – A grey/green lens resulting in natural vision - true colors that are easy on the
eye. The G-15 lens was formulated to emphasize the colors that our eyes see most easily and de-emphasize less useful colors
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